Inside of Montgoris Dining Hall

Dining Services

Update: All dining locations on campus will operate as take-out only until indoor dining is allowed in New York City. Tents are now in place in both the Res Village and adjacent to Montgoris Dining Hall for outdoor seating and dining.   

St. John’s University Dining Services offers a wide variety of food choices to satisfy students, faculty, administrators, and staff. On-campus options include the recently renovated all-you-care-to-eat Montgoris Dining Hall. Monty’s, as it is proudly called, boasts several stations where food is prepared to order, and its own Dessert Shoppe, where you can indulge your sweet tooth with freshly made bakery products.

In addition to the dining hall, Campus Dining Services, partnering with Chartwells Higher Education, has eight other strategically located dining options throughout campus. Diners are never far away from one of the many national brands that include Burger King, Dunkin’, Starbucks, and Subway, just to mention a few, along with some of the top proprietary Chartwell concepts.

Our friendly staff is always ready and willing to assist guests; we are dedicated to ensuring that you have a pleasant dining experience. For more information, including dining locations, hours, nutritional facts, catering, concessions, and events, please visit dineoncampus.com/stjohns.

Campus Dining Services has adapted its operations to the new reality of social distancing, enhanced sanitization protocols, and modified service style. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, we are fully committed to providing healthy and nutritious meal options.

Due to ongoing planning and state and federal guidance for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Dining Services has developed a plan to safely return to dining on campus for the upcoming semesters. You can expect to see many changes in an effort to provide a safer on-campus dining experience.

Some of the food service options may change as all self-service items are eliminated and replaced with either prepackaged or associate-served items. Only single-service items will be used for dressings, condiments, dressings, soft drinks, and dining utensils.

Seating capacities will be reduced to comply with new social distancing guidelines and new signage will be in place to assist with adherence. Protective barriers are being added to many stations where social distancing cannot be achieved otherwise.

A new point-of-sale system will be implemented, with StormCard tap-and-go technology at all dining locations, and Montgoris Dining Hall will have two new self-tap stations at the entrance. The use of Boost mobile ordering will be expanded to reduce lines; Boost will now be integrated with the StormCard as an added convenience. The use of mobile ordering kiosks is also being explored to reduce both lines and wait times in the more popular areas, along with an enhanced take-out and grab-and-go program.

Face masks are expected to be worn by all Campus Dining Services associates. A wellness check will be conducted with each associate as they begin their workday.

Opening the Red Storm Diner this school year no longer makes practical sense as only a limited number of students can be accommodated with the new social distancing requirements. With this in mind, Campus Dining Services has moved all of the popular diner menu items, along with the existing diner staff, to Montgoris Dining Hall. This new late-night menu addition to Montgoris Hall includes pancakes, specialty burgers, sandwiches, and salads, along with other nightly specials.

With this transition, the daily hours of Montgoris Dining Hall will be extended until 1 a.m., which allows for greater flexibility for all resident meal plan participants, who are now able to dine in a location better suited for social distancing into the late night. A tent will be set up adjacent to Montgoris Dining Hall to expand the seating area for the first few weeks of the semester.

Resident students will be able to use their regular board swipes and not have to utilize additional points or other payments to access the late-night menu options; this will be included with the existing resident meal plans. To provide additional flexibility to the meal plans, 50 meal plan points will be added to all resident meal plans for the fall semester.

With an expected drop in retail dining due to reduced seating capacities on campus, Campus Dining Services may close some of the low-volume concepts to better align with the expected new seating capacities. However, a lunchtime meal exchange will now be allowed at the Marillac Food Court to help accommodate students on resident meal plans.

Additional updates from Campus Dining are being finalized and will be added to the website over the coming weeks.

Meal Swipes

Whenever you eat in Montgoris or use a Meal Exchange, a meal is deducted from your balance.

Premium Swipes

Can be used as a guest meal, for off-hours meal exchange, or for a premium meal at Montgoris.

Meal Exchange

Use your Meal Exchanges at Marillac Food Court, Market Marillac, Market Montgoris, and Dunkin’ Donuts during posted meal exchange hours. An Exchange offers you options for your entree, side and drink. You are only permitted one meal exchange per meal period. If you have already used a board meal at Montgoris during a given period, your meal exchange will not be available.

Meal Periods

  • Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
  • Lunch 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 5-10 p.m.

Meal Exchange Periods 

Marillac Food Court
Monday-Friday                 
Lunch & Dinner

Market Marillac
Monday-Friday                 
Lunch & Dinner

Market Montgoris                           
7 Days                      
Lunch & Dinner

Dunkin' Donuts                       
Saturday-Sunday
Breakfast & Lunch

Office of Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services

Scott Lemperle

Scott Lemperle
Conference & Auxiliary Services
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-2520
[email protected]

Campus Dining Services

Edward Henry

Edward Henry
Marketing Manager
Campus Dining at St. John's University    
718-990-1536
[email protected]

Adam Ross, RDN, CISSN headshot

Adam Ross, RDN, CISSN 
Campus Dietitian
[email protected]